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Retail Trade

McAllen is the retail center of South Texas and Northern Mexico, drawing from a consumer base of over 10 million people within a 200-mile
radius.
In the bi-national metropolitan area, McAllen retailers serve a market population of 1.8 million. McAllen is represented by 40 of Americas top
100 retailers and is ranked 3rd in Texas in per capita sales tax receipts.
La Plaza remains one of the Simon Properties highest grossing retail malls (per square foot) in the United States, boasting average sales of over
$650 per square foot. Many national retailers located there are among the most profitable stores in their chains. The mall is known to generate
more than 18 million visitors annually.
The ACCRA Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all
participating places equals 100, and each participants index is read as the percentage of the average for all places. The summary below places
McAllen MSA very favorably on the composite index.

ACCRA Cost of Living Index Comparison 2008 Annual Average Data


Metro Area
Philadelphia, PA

Composite

Grocery

Housing Utilities

Transportation HealthCare Misc.

123.9

124.9

144.5

118.2

104.1

109

115.7

Dallas, TX

92.1

99.8

70.8

105.3

102.9

104.3

98.9

Denver, CO

105

108.5

110.3

96.3

97.2

105.8

104

Austin, TX

95.5

92.5

84.9

88.4

98

96.5

107.2

151.4

115.1

232.7

140.5

107.4

116.2

115.8

McAllen, TX

87.6

80

73.4

109.1

98.1

100.4

91.4

Shreveport, LA

93.6

91.2

89

91.2

93.8

91.9

99.5

Brownsville/Harlingen,
TX

86.7

87.2

74.3

96.1

100.1

96.8

88.9

Nassau/Suffolk, NY

On a monthly basis the Chamber publishes the McAllen Area Economic Pulse. The Pulse measures the economic activity for McAllen, Mission,
Pharr and Edinburg in the following areas: retail sales, motor vehicle sales, lodging tax receipts, airline boardings, construction permits, new
home permits, home sales, average home sale price, Hidalgo bridge crossings, peso exchange rate, wage and salary employment and
unemployment numbers. This chart is a graphic representation of the dynamic changes in the economic index January 1996-December 2008.

Economic Pulse 1996-2008


200
150
100
50
0
Jan 96 Dec 00 Dec 01 Dec 02 Dec 03 Dec 04 Dec 05 Dec 06 Dec 07 Dec 08

Business & Community Retail Trade


It is an undisputed fact that McAllen is the retail center of South Texas and Northern Mexico, drawing from a consumer base of over 10 million
people within a 200-mile radius. In the bi-national metropolitan area, McAllen retailers serve an immediate market population of 1.8 million.
McAllen is represented by 40 of Americas top 100 retailers. The Texas Comptroller tracks the Top 20 Cities in Texas on a regular basis.
Retail sales tax collections provide the clearest illustration of McAllens retail sales phenomenon. The table below presents the top 20 Cities in
Texas in terms of the Sales Tax Collections for 2008. It also presents the most recent Census population estimates for 2008. By dividing Sales Tax
collections by Population, the Sales Tax Per Capita is revealed. However, by including per capita income, number of households and total retail
sales in each city, a whole new set of conclusions can be made1. While McAllen is 19th in Per capita Income, 15th in the number of Households,
14th in Population, and 11th in Sales Tax Collections, among the top 20 cities on the Comptrollers list, McAllen is ranked:
6th in total Retail Sales Per Household ($ 82,819)
5th in Retails Sales Per Capita ($ 27,496)
3rd in Per Capita Sales Tax Collections ($349)

Texas Comptroller, US Census Estimates 2008, NAI Site Right and NAI Rio Grande

Rank
(Population)

City

Population

Calendar Year
Collections
2008 ($)

Sales Tax
Payments Per
Capita($)

Total Retail
Sales($)

Retail
Sales Per
Capita($)

Total
Households

Retail
Sales Per
Household

Per Capita
Income
(inflation
adjusted
dollar)

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

Houston
Dallas
San Antonio
Austin
Fort Worth
Arlington
El Paso
Corpus Christi
Amarillo
Round Rock
Plano
McAllen
Lubbock
Irving
Beaumont
Sugar Land
Frisco
Midland
Tyler
Grand Prairie

2,242,193
1,279,910
1,351,305
757,688
703,073
374,417
613,190
286,462
187,236
104,446
267,480
129,776
220,483
201,358
110,553
80,704
96,676
106,561
97,705
160,641

416,452,454.65
190,705,493.10
178,786,058.50
122,665,934.31
87,165,044.96
67,849,210.07
56,936,555.12
55,314,433.59
51,309,228.41
49,262,948.35
52,789,573.47
49,538,264.58
40,683,382.81
41,834,295.82
31,363,315.91
32,930,622.07
32,951,428.86
31,603,937.69
31,850,404.85
31,085,262.08

183
135
125
144
116
178
88
172
258
455
171
349
186
193
298
407
321
279
301
182

60,231,803,057
37,122,200,778
19,886,777,509
12,941,907,530
35,251,930,890
5,078,458,367
7,525,760,717
3,778,062,101
3,505,362,882
2,580,702,379
6,411,682,315
3,568,335,207
4,060,065,412
8,093,272,314
2,398,731,577
1,405,117,202
3,906,599,409
2,135,605,901
2,488,896,488
2,269,966,131

26,863
29,004
14,717
17,081
50,140
13,564
12,273
13,189
18,722
24,708
23,971
27,496
18,414
40,193
21,698
17,411
40,409
20,041
25,474
14,131

747,009
447,671
428,720
290,950
211,942
131,721
197,669
105,501
68,282
28,143
98,035
43,086
86,468
78,775
43,808
20,261
29,591
39,797
33,738
50,639

80,631
82,923
46,386
44,482
166,328
38,555
38,073
35,811
51,337
91,700
65,402
82,819
46,955
102,739
54,756
69,351
132,020
53,662
73,771
44,826

26,836
26,436
21,582
30,680
23,208
25,304
17,786
24,325
22,879
27,098
40,920
20,395
24,663
26,524
23,628
41,848
41,786
31,024
25,291
22,317

Considering that the States population is almost 24 million and statewide retail sales were approximately $350billion, per capita retail sales
statewide amounts to $14,790 while McAllens is almost two times the state average and 153% of the average of the top 20.

The following table summarizes data obtained from the Texas Comptroller and presents the Gross Retail Sales by Category for selected cities in
Hidalgo County. While it takes some time to fully understand all of the data several items are indisputable.

In 2008 the City of McAllen achieved over $3.57 Billion in total retail sales.
This represents 46% of all retail sales in Hidalgo County and 103% of all retail sales in Cameron County
According to the US Census Bureau, in 2008 McAllen had only 17.9% of Hidalgo County population,
McAllens share of 2008 retail sales were follows:
47.4% of Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers,
59.7% of Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores,
78.4% of Electronic and Appliance Stores,
29.9% of Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers,
25.4% of Food and Beverage Stores,
39.1% of Health and Personal Care Stores,
20.5% of Gasoline Stations,
66.5% of Clothing and Clothing Accessories stores,
73.6% of Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores,
53.1% of General Merchandise Stores.

Analysis of Retail Sales for Selected Cities in Hidalgo County 2008 (in million $)
EDINBURG
71,520

MCALLEN
129,776

MISSION
67,119

PHARR
65,258

WESLACO
33,354

Balance of
County
359,577

HIDALGO
COUNTY

9.84%

17.86%

9%

9%

4.59%

49%

100%

41.4

684.8

137.6

240.1

185.8

156.1

1445.8

FURNITURE AND HOME FURNISHIMGS STORES

6.8

134.2

11.9

30.5

17

24.4

224.8

ELECTRONIC AND APPLIANCE STORES


BUILDING MATERIAL AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
DEALERS

5.4

235.7

10.8

14.7

2.9

31.3

300.8

50.4

169.3

68.5

112.9

56.4

107.4

564.9

150.9

301.9

188.9

71.6

113.3

361

1187.6

43.8

160.9

42.1

32.6

39

93.1

411.5

211.6

175.7

70.8

64.4

64.6

271

858.1

CLOTHING AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES STORES

15.1

460.2

20.4

10.7

12.1

173.3

691.8

SPORTING GOODS, HOBBY, BOOK, AND MUSIC STORES

10.6

167.1

3.4

35.6

3.5

6.7

226.9

GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES

180

895.5

176.2

17.9

135.1

282.2

1686.9
417.1

POPULATION 2008
% OF COUNTY POPULATION
MOTOR VEHICLE AND PARTS DEALERS

FOOD AND BEVERAGE STORES


HEALTH AND PERSONAL CARE STORES
GASOLINE STATIONS

726,604

40.5

151.2

12.1

46

9.3

158

0.477

11.1

3.6

2.4

0.012

19.3

36.9

757

3547.6

746.3

679.4

639

1683.8

8053.1

MOTOR VEHICLE AND PARTS DEALERS

2.86%

47.36%

9.52%

16.61%

12.85%

10.80%

100%

FURNITURE AND HOME FURNISHIMGS STORES

3.02%

59.70%

5.29%

13.57%

100%

ELECTRONIC AND APPLIANCE STORES


BUILDING MATERIAL AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
DEALERS

1.80%

78.36%

3.59%

4.89%

7.56%
0.96%

10.85%
10.41%

100%

8.92%

29.97%

12.13%

19.99%

9.98%

19.01%

100%

12.70%

25.41%

15.90%

6.03%

9.54%

30.42%

100%

9.48%

22.62%

100%
100%

MISCELLANEOUS STORE RETAILERS


NONSTORE RETAILERS
TOTAL
PERCENT OF CATEGORY:

FOOD AND BEVERAGE STORES


HEALTH AND PERSONAL CARE STORES
GASOLINE STATIONS
CLOTHING AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES STORES
SPORTING GOODS, HOBBY, BOOK, AND MUSIC STORES
GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES
MISCELLANEOUS STORE RETAILERS
NONSTORE RETAILERS
TOTAL

10.64%

39.10%

10.23%

7.92%

24.66%

20.48%

8.25%

7.50%

7.53%

31.58%

2.18%

66.52%

2.95%

5.15%

1.75%

21.45%

100%

1.54%

2.95%

100%
100%
100%

4.67%

73.64%

1.50%

15.69%

10.67%

53.09%

10.45%

1.06%

8.01%

16.73%

9.71%

36.25%

2.90%

11.03%

2.23%

37.88%

0.03%
8.0%

52.34%

100%

20.9%

100%

1.29%
9.40%

30.08%
44.1%

9.76%
9.3%

6.50%
8.4%

The Charts that follow present the dollar amount of retail sales by category that occurred in cities in Hidalgo County (in million $).
The Chart on the left compares 2002 vs. 2008 data for the County and each of the identified cities in the County.
Because of McAllens market dominance, it is shown in the orange column separately from the other cities which are shown individually in the
stacked column.
The Chart on the right illustrates:
-the percent change between 2002 and 2008 of each cities share of the category,
-their percent of total sales within that category,
-and the relative change in population of that city between 2000 and 2008
By doing this, one can begin to understand the dynamic shifting of retail activity that is occurring within the region. It foreshadows coming shifts
as well.
CHART 1 illustrates that Hidalgo County retail sales of the category of Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers between 2002 and 2008 increased from
$1,180.6 million to $1,445.8 million. During the same period McAllens portion increased from $557.7 million to $684.8 million.
CHART 2 While McAllen achieved 47.4% of the County Automotive Sales category with only a 22% change in the population, there was a
22.8% change in the amount of sales in McAllen as compared to 12.9% in Mission.
MOTOR VEHICLE AND PARTS DEALERS
(in million $)

MOTOR VEHICLE AND PART DEALERS


200.00%

1600
1400
1200
1000
800
600

1445.8
1180.6

400
557.7

200
0
2002

Hidalgo County

CHART 1

185.8

205.1
95.5
91.2
121.9

684.8

240.1
41.4
137.6

2008

McAllen

Mission

Edinburg

Pharr

60.00%
50.00%
150.00%
40.00%
100.00% 22.00%
27.60%
23.80% 30.00%
100.00%
20.00%
47.36%
50.00% 22.46%
16.61%
12.88%
22.79%
9.52%
10.00%
12.85%
2.86%
0.00%
0.00%
-9.41%
Hidalgo
McAllen
Mission
Edinburg
Pharr
Weslaco -10.00%
-50.00%
County
-54.61%
-20.00%
-100.00%
-30.00%
% of change 2002-2008
% of total hidalgo
% change in population

Weslaco

CHART 2

47.80%

47.60%
151.41%
39.90%

CHART 3 tells a great deal about growth in Hidalgo County. Between 2002 and 2008 Buildings Material, Garden Equipment and Supplies Sales
increase from $359.9 million to $564.9 million.
CHART 4 shows that Building Material sales increase 56.9% County wide during the reporting period; with a 29.9% increase in sales in the
county, McAllen leads the sales as compared to Mission and Edinburg with 12.13% and 8.92% respectively.

BUILDING MATERIAL, GARDEN EQUIPMENT,


SUPPLIES DEALERS

BUILDING M ATERIAL, GARDEN EQUIPM ENT,


SUPPLIES DEALERS (in million $)
600
500

200.00%

400

150.00% 37.57%
100.00%
18.79%
100.00%
56.96% 60.32%
29.97%
50.00%

300
200

564.9
359.9

112.9

31.3

100
105.6
0

107.8
22.6
26.2

2002

Hidalgo County

56.4

169.3

50.4
68.5

Hidalgo
County

Mission

Edinburg

Pharr

Weslaco

McAllen

CHART 4

40.00%

123.01%
31.50%

12.13%
Mission

% of change 2002-2008

CHART 3

50.00%

23.03%
19.15% 80.19%

0.00%

2008

McAllen

161.45%
39.34%

19.99%
8.92%
4.73%
Edinburg

% of total

Pharr

30.00%
20.00%

9.98% 10.00%
0.00%
Weslaco

%change in population

CHART 5 Reports on Clothing and Clothing Accessories category. During the reporting period, sales increased from $416.5 million to $691.8
million. But 66.5% of those sales occurred in McAllen, over $460.2 million. La Plaza Mall, Las Tiendas, the Pavilion and Downtown McAllen lay
claim to the primary locations for this category of sales.
CHART 6 Indicates that while several Hidalgo County communities are experiencing a slight incline in this sales category, McAllen sales are still
very strong and driving the growth for the general county total. Part of the countys growth is driven by the Chelsea Outlet Mall in Mercedes, and
new retail projects in Mission and Edinburg, which should further improve the numbers in the coming years.

CLOTHING AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES STORES


(in million $)
800
700
600
500
400

691.8

300
200

416.5

460.2

349.3

100
2002

Hidalgo County

CHART 5

12.1
35.6
15.1
20.4

13.8
13.5
8.1
10.9

2008

McAllen

Mission

Edinburg

Pharr

CLOTHING AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES STORES


163.70%
180.00%
160.00%
39.34%
140.00% 37.57%
31.50%
120.00%
100.00% 18.79% 87.16% 86.42%
23.03%
19.15%
100.00%
66.52%
80.00% 66.10%
`
60.00%
31.75%
40.00%
2.95%
1.75%
20.00%
2.18%
5.15%
0.00%
-20.00% Hidalgo McAllen Mission Edinburg
Pharr
Weslaco
-40.00%
County
-12.32%
% of change 2002-2008

Weslaco

CHART 6

% of total

%change in population

50.00%
40.00%
30.00%
20.00%
10.00%
0.00%
-10.00%
-20.00%

CHART 7 Reports on Food and Beverage category. During the reporting period, sales increased from $805.4 million to $1,187.6 million. But
unlike the other categories, McAllens share is the most increase with its share of population. This is not unusual as most people shop for groceries
where they live. As new HEBs are built in adjacent cites, McAllens share is likely to diminish.
CHART 8 reveals that the percent of growth in this category again is led by McAllen with a 25.41% in comparison to Mission and Pharr with
15.9% and 6% respectively.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE STORES
(in million $)

FOOD AND BEVERAGE STORES

1400

140.00%

1200

120.00%

1000

100.00%

800

80.00%

600
400
200

249.6

86.1
71.3
119.3
86.2

2002

Hidalgo County

CHART 7

100.00%
37.57%

301.9

113.3
71.6
150.9

40.00%

Mission

Edinburg

18.79%

19.15%

23.03%

188.9

0.00%

Pharr

25.41%
20.95%

26.49%
15.90% 12.70%

McAllen

Mission

% of change 2002-2008

CHART 8

31.59%
6.03%
0.42%

10.00%

9.54% 0.00%
-10.00%

Hidalgo
County

Weslaco

30.00%
20.00%

20.00%

2008

McAllen

40.00%

31.50%

60.00% 47.49%

1187.6
805.4

50.00%

119.14%
39.34%

Edinburg
% of total

Pharr

Weslaco

%change in population

CHART 9 Reports on Home Furniture Sales. During the reporting period, sales increased from $127.7 million to $224.8. McAllens share is
59.7% of this category with more than $134.2 million in 2008.
CHART 10 reveals that the percent of change in this category was enormous in McAllen with 59.7% in comparison to Mission, Edinburg, Pharr,
and Weslaco with 5.29%, 3%, 13.6%, and 7.6% respectively.
FURNITURE AND HOME FURNISHING STORES
(in million $)

FURNITURE AND HOME FURNISHINGS STORES

250
200
150
224.8

100
50

134.2

127.7
85.5

14.7
11.9
4.4
5.2

2002

Hidalgo County

CHART 9

17
30.5
6.8
11.9

2008

McAllen

Mission

Edinburg

Pharr

Weslaco

180.00%
60.00%
47.60%156.30%
47.80%
160.00%
50.00%
128.85%
140.00%
40.00%
23.80% 30.00%
120.00% 27.60%
100.00%
100.00% 76.04%
20.00%
22.00%
19.15%
80.00%
10.00%
59.70%
56.96%
54.55%
60.00%
0.00%
40.00%
-10.00%
13.57%15.65%
7.56% -20.00%
5.29%
20.00%
3.02%
0.00%
-30.00%
Hidalgo McAllen Mission Edinburg Pharr Weslaco
County
% of change 2002-2008
% of total
% change in population

CHART 10

CHART 11 Reports on Electronics and appliances. During the reporting period, sales increased from $191.6million to $300.8 in the county.
McAllens share is 78% of this category with more than $300.8 million in 2008.
CHART 12 Reveals the McAllens outstanding increase in sales in the county with 78%, being the clear dominant in sales in Hidalgo County.

ELECTRONIC AND APPLIANCE STORES


(in million $)

ELECTRONICS AND APPLIANCE STORES


120.00%

350

100.00%

300

80.00%

250

56.99%
60.00% 27.60%

200

100

235.7

191.6

2.9
14.6
5.4
10.8

3.3
14
3.2
6.6

0
2002

Hidalgo County

CHART 11

2008

McAllen

Mission

Edinburg

Pharr

63.64%

20.00%

122.5

50

47.80%

68.75%

Weslaco

McAllen

Mission

% of change 2002-2008

CHART 12

40.00%
23.03%

30.00%
20.00%

3.59%
Hidalgo
County

50.00%

19.15%

0.00%
-20.00%

47.60%

22.00%

40.00%

300.8

150

60.00%

100.00%
92.41%
78.36%

0.96% 10.00%
1.80% 5.00%4.89%
-12.12%
0.00%
Edinburg
Pharr
Weslaco -10.00%
% of total

%change in population

CHART 13 Reports on Health and Personal Care category. During the reporting period, sales increased from $212.1 million to $411.5 million in
the Hidalgo Area. McAllens share is 39% of this category with more than $160 million in 2008.
CHART 14 reveals the McAllens clear advantage in sales with 39% in the county in comparison to Mission, Edinburg, and Pharr with 10.2%,
10.6%, and 7.9% respectively.

HEALTH AND PERSONAL CARE STORES

HEALTH AND PERSONAL CARE STORES


(in million $)
450
400
350
300
250
411.5

200
150
100

212.1

50

89.7

17.5
20.5
32.3
15.8

2002

Hidalgo County

CHART 13

160.9

39
32.6
43.8
42.1

Pharr

Weslaco

2008

McAllen

Mission

Edinburg

166.46%
180.00%
39.34%
160.00%
31.50%
140.00% 37.57%
122.86%
120.00%
100.00%
94.01%
23.03%
100.00%
18.79%
79.38%
19.15%
80.00%
59.02%
60.00%
39.10%
35.60%
40.00%
10.64%
10.23%
7.92%
9.48%
20.00%
0.00%
Hidalgo
McAllen
Mission
Edinburg
Pharr
Weslaco
County
% of change 2002-2008

CHART 14

% of total

45.00%
40.00%
35.00%
30.00%
25.00%
20.00%
15.00%
10.00%
5.00%
0.00%

%change in population

CHART 15 illustrates that Hidalgo County retail sales of the category of Gasoline Stations between 2002 and 2008 increased from $441.6 million
to $858.1 million. During the same period McAllens portion increased from $95.2 million to $176 million.

CHART 16 the percentage increase in this category in the Hidalgo cities has not been the best due to the evident increase of the gasoline prices.
GASOLINE STATIONS (in million $)

GASOLINE STATIONS

1000
900

300.00%

800

250.00%

700

200.00%

600

150.00%

500
858.1

400

64.6
64.4

300
200

441.6

100

95.2

0
2002

Hidalgo County

CHART 15

211.6

21.1
55.2
57
32.5

175.7

70.8

2008

McAllen

Mission

Edinburg

Pharr

Weslaco

100.00%
50.00%
0.00%

45.00%
40.00%
37.57%
31.50%
35.00%
206.16%
30.00%
23.03%
25.00%
18.79%
19.15%
117.85%
20.00%
100.00%
94.32%
84.56%
15.00%
10.00%
24.66%16.67%
20.48%
8.25%
7.50%
7.53% 5.00%
0.00%
Hidalgo
McAllen
Mission Edinburg
Pharr
Weslaco
County
39.34%

% of change 2002-2008

CHART 16

271.23%

% of total

%change in population

CHART 17 Reports on Sporting Goods, Hobby, Books, and Music category. During the reporting period, sales increased from $169 million to
$226.9 million in the Hidalgo region. McAllens share is 76% of this category with more than $167 million in 2008.
CHART 18 reveals the McAllens clear dominance in sales with a large 76% in the county in comparison to Mission, Edinburg, and Pharr with
very low increases 1.5%, 4.6%, and 15.6% respectively.

SPORTING GOODS, HOBBY, BOOK, AND MUCIS


STORES (in million $)

SPORTING GOODS, HOBBY, BOOK AND MUSIC


STORES
600.00%

250

500.00%

200

400.00%
150
100

300.00%
226.9
169
112.8

50
0

0.7
48.1
1.8

2002

Hidalgo County

CHART 17

200.00%

167.1
3.5
35.6
10.6
3.4

Mission

Edinburg

0.00%
-100.00%

2008

McAllen

100.00%

Pharr

Weslaco

50.00%
40.00%
37.57%
30.00%
19.15%
400.00%
23.03%
20.00%
18.79%
10.00%
0.00%
-10.00%
-20.00%
100.00%
34.26% 48.14%
73.64% 88.89%
-30.00%
-40.00%
15.69%
4.67%
1.54%
1.50%
-50.00%
-60.00%
Hidalgo McAllen Mission Edinburg -25.99%
Pharr
Weslaco -70.00%
County
% of change 2002-2008
% of total
%change in population

CHART 18

39.34% 488.89%
31.50%

CHART 19 Reports on General Merchandise Sales. During the reporting period, sales increased from $988.5 million to $1,686.9 million.
However, unlike the others, McAllens share is more than 54% of this category among the selected cities. That market dominance will shift during
the balance of this decade as major retail centers open in Mission, Edinburg, and Mercedes.
CHART 20 in this category all the Hidalgo communities experienced a similar percentage change between 2002 and 2008 except Weslaco with an
amazing increase of more than 14,911%.
GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES (in million $)

GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES


120.00%

1800
1400

80.00%

1200
1000

400

60.00%

1686.9

800
600

45.00%
40.00%
31.50%
35.00%
70.65%
30.00%
64.83%
60.00%
18.79%
59.72%
25.00%
53.09%
19.15%
23.03%
46.72%
20.00%
15.00%
10.00%
10.67%
10.45%
8.01%
5.00%
1.06%
0.00%
Hidalgo McAllen Mission Edinburg
Pharr
Weslaco
County
% of change 2002-2008
% of total
%change in population

100.00%
100.00% 37.57%

1600

40.00%
988.5

895.5
559.7

200
0

93.3
12.2
112.7
106.9

2002

Hidalgo County

CHART 19

135.1
17.9
180
176.2

2008

McAllen

Mission

Edinburg

Pharr

Weslaco

20.00%
0.00%

CHART 20

39.34%

100.00%

CHART 21 Reports on Miscellaneous Sales. During the reporting period, sales increased from $291.9 million to $417.1. This increase is directly
related to overall increases in all retail sales during the same period. McAllens share is 36% of this category with more than $151 million in 2008.
CHART 22 reveals that, McAllen experienced the highest increase in store retail sales with 36% in comparison with the very low increase of the
other cities.

MISCELLANEOUS STORE RETAILERS

M ISCELLANEOUS STORE RETAILERS


(in million $)
450
400
350
300
250
417.1

200
150

291.9

100

168.3

151.2

9.1
20.6
19.5
8.2

50
0
2002

Hidalgo County

CHART 21

9.3
46
40.5
12.1

2008

McAllen

Mission

Edinburg

140.00%
123.30%
39.34% 107.69%
120.00% 37.57%
100.00%
31.50%
100.00%
23.03%
80.00%
19.15%
47.56%
60.00% 42.89% 18.79%
36.25%
40.00%
11.03%
9.71%
20.00%
2.90%
2.20%
2.23%
0.00%
-20.00% Hidalgo -10.16%
McAllen Mission Edinburg
Pharr
Weslaco
County
% of change 2002-2008

Pharr

Weslaco

CHART 22

% of total

50.00%
40.00%
30.00%
20.00%
10.00%
0.00%
-10.00%
-20.00%

%change in population

CHART 23 illustrates that Hidalgo County retail sales of the category of Non-Store Retailers between 2002 and 2008 increased from $10.2
million to $36.9million. During the same period McAllens portion increased from $4.1million to $11.1 million.

CHART 24 reveals the McAllens clear dominance in the sales of the county with 30% followed by Mission with a 9.7%.

NONSTORE RETAILERS

NONSTORE RETAILERS (in million $)


40
35
30
25
20

36.9

15
10
5

11.1

10.2
4.1

0.007
1
0.06
1.4

2002

Hidalgo County

CHART 23

0.011
2.4
0.476
3.6

2008

McAllen

Mission

Edinburg

Pharr

Weslaco

800.00%
39.34% 693.33%
700.00%
37.57%
31.50%
600.00%
23.03%
500.00%
18.79%
19.15%
400.00%
261.76%
300.00%
170.73% 157.14%
140.00%
200.00%
100.00%
57.14%
100.00%
30.08%
9.76%
1.29%
6.50% 0.03%
0.00%
Hidalgo McAllen Mission Edinburg Pharr
Weslaco
County
% of change 2002-2008
% of total
%change in population

CHART 24

50.00%
40.00%
30.00%
20.00%
10.00%
0.00%
-10.00%
-20.00%
-30.00%

The table below reveals the historical growth in retails sales tax collections in McAllen since 1997, when the voters approved a percent increase
in retail sale tax rate taking it to 2%. The red columns represent history and the green are projections based on that history. Only time will tell the
economic impact on this projection of projects like Chelsea Outlet Mall in Mercedes, the Sharyland HEB/Target Center and the future US
281/Trenton retail center.

MCALLEN SALES TAX REVENUE WITH PROJECTIONS (in $ Millions)


70
60

Millions

50
40
30

30.36

32.33

1998

1999

35.41

37.38

39.58

2000

2001

2002

42.11

46.08

49.42

53.88

57.52

58.85

62.1

65.35

21.51

20
10
0
1997

2003

Total Sales Tex Collections

2004

2005

2006

Projected Sales Collections

2007

2008

2009

2010